Java and Ransomware - what’s in it for you?


Want to make some money?  A little bitcoin on the side?  In this session we’ll take you through a few of the ways that Ransomware works. Probably one of the fastest growing forms of cybercrime -  we’ll explore the motivations (it’s not all about money)  how a typical attack occurs , how your actions and inactions help make the problem worse and generally educate you on the ransomware-as-a-service business that could easily be coming to a server near you.   Take the time to see how your CI/CD pipelines can be vulnerable and what you can do to make your application safer and your data more secure.

Some say ransomware is simply a cost of doing business -  whether thats true or not  ransomware is not going away any time soon   This talk will help you get up to speed and started on your journey of improving your defences. 

Scheduled on Monday from 17:00 to 17:50 in Gallery Hall


Steve Poole


Developer Advocate, Security Champion, DevOps practitioner (whatever that means) Long time Java developer, leader and evangelist. I’ve been working on Java SDKs and JVMs since Java was less than 1. Also had time to work on other things including representing or leading various JSRs, being a committer on open source projects including ones at Apache, Eclipse and OpenJDK. Also member of the Adopt OpenJDK group championing community involvement in OpenJDK. A seasoned speaker and regular presenter at international conferences on technical and software engineering topics.